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RIP Sharad Yadav – Very easy going, but will be remembered as a leader with an equal attitude



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He played a big role in making Lalu Prasad Yadav the CM, Lalu was also defeated
There are very few leaders who have won elections in three different states.
At the request of Charan Singh, a challenge was also issued to Amethi.

If a journalist compiles a list of the 5 most easily accessible ministers in the space of 25 years, Sharad Yadav’s name will certainly be there. Used to meet very easily. He told the news with the same ease. An incident of Air India flight IC-814 being hijacked from Kathmandu comes to mind. The same High Jack plane the hijackers had taken to Kandahar. The hostage passengers returned to Delhi on December 31. At that time he was Minister of the Department of Civil Aviation. Many journalists including me had reached the airport. There was a heavy police system there. The Delhi Police Commissioner himself had managed the front. Journalists were not allowed to enter. Asked the commissioner to ask the minister, if he is called, he will tell us, otherwise we will leave. As soon as the commissioner said so, Sharad ji himself, not remembering the room or the living room, came to his door and called him, pointing at him. At that time, whoever we were together, there were no experienced journalists to call.

Mentioned this incident for the reason that even then ministers used to give information only to reporters of the so called national and English newspapers with wide circulation in Delhi. Once a connection is established, it is maintained forever. Whenever there was an event, he used to call and send out invitations. However, it seems that this spontaneity must have been the key to his long fight and then to his success. The rest of the necessary political tact is obligatory. He also knew that the kind of political current he represents can succeed where and in which states. That is why he made his land in Madhya Pradesh, leaving Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. At first sight, it also seems that Lalu Prasad Yadav was dominant in Bihar, Sharad Yadav went there to take advantage of it. But thinking like this, it should also be kept in mind that Sharad Yadav had beaten Lalu Prasad Yadav in the Madhepura Loksabha elections.

Yes, it is definitely a fact that Sharad Yadav played a very important role in appointing Lalu Prasad Yadav as Chief Minister. After Mandal became the messiah, Vishwanath Pratap Singh wanted to make someone else the chief minister. It was Sharad Yadav who created such a role through which Lalu Yadav could become the Chief Minister of Bihar. The matter did not end there but when the Bihar government fell after LK Advani’s Rath Yatra, he helped Lalu Prasad Yadav to save the government at that time as well.

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The political journey began in Jabalpur
Sharad Yadav started with student politics in Jabalpur. Although it’s also worth noting that he was an engineering student himself. It’s too talented. The gold medal was also obtained. Misa also went to jail under the law. At the same time, Jaiprakash Narayan’s eye fell on him and he nominated him as a candidate for the Jabalpur Lok Sabha by-election in 1974 as the common opposition candidate. That seat was vacated by the death of veteran congressional leader Seth Govind Das. Congress had continuously won this seat since independence. JP gave voice and Sharad Yadav beat Ravimohan Das, the son of Seth Govind Das, in the by-election.

Challenge to Indira Gandhi
Defeating its candidate in the Jabalpur by-election and going against its JP Indira Gandhi was shocked by the victory of the candidate of K. While the victory of the common candidate Jai Prakash Narayan considered the success of his experiment. It is also said that later Janata Party was formed from this experience. However, a year later, he resigned from prison in protest against the arbitrary extension of the Lok Sabha’s term. Then he won the next elections in 1977 in Jabalpur itself.

Again in competition with Rajiv Gandhi
After that, Charan Singh removed Sharad Yadav from the seat of Amethi. After the death of brother Sanjay Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi was fighting from here as the Congress candidate in the by-election. Chaudhary sahab thought that if Rajiv Gandhi loses then Indira Gandhi might get a big hit. However, Sharad Yadav could not win this election. After that, Sharad Yadav attained the Lok Sabha from Badayun in 1989 and was appointed as a minister in the government of Vishwanath Pratap Singh.

Contested elections and also led the organization
Sharad Yadav continued to be active in organizing with the government. The organizational journey that began in the late 1970s as National Chairman of Yuva Lok Dal continued as Chairman of the Parliamentary Council of Janata Dal, current Chairman of Janata Dal, Chairman of Janata Dal and then Chairman of United Janata Dal. That is, unlike many other leaders, in addition to seeing the work of the organization, he also visited among public and contested elections. It rarely happened even then. The leaders of the organization hesitated to stand for election. Although Sharad Yadav was also elected to the Rajya Sabha three times at different times.

did politics, not hate
Born on July 1, 1947 in Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh, just a month before the country’s independence, Sharad Yadav learned politics from Jai Prakash Narayan. He was also influenced by Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia. That’s why there were leaders who loved him in all parties. If the Janata Dal is taken as a whole, then all non-Congress leaders have been associated with it at one time or another. Everyone respected Sharad Yadav. It was Sharad Yadav’s political tact that he had no problem fighting Lalu. Even after losing, Lalu Prasad Yadav respected him a lot. Nitish Kumar also continued to respect him in the same way. Both gave him the support of their parties for the Rajya Sabha.

Sharad Yadav’s political career spanned half a century. During this period, he was elected deputy 10 times. Seven times for the Lok Sabha and three times for the Rajya Sabha. Not only by making any constituency his own, but this leader of Madhya Pradesh not only won the election from there but also recorded victory in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The names of very few leaders who successfully represented three different states in the Lok Sabha come to mind.

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